1Password, the powerful and popular password manager for iPhone and iPad, has been updated to version 5.1 today, introducing a host of new features and improvements. First on the list is support for the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with full 3x image support on the Plus model.
Touch ID support has also been significantly improved, with the app’s security settings now simplified to avoid the confusing and unnecessary differentiation between the Master Password and PIN code, and Touch ID is now more reliable. You can also create new tags to add to your stored data, allowing for easier sorting on-the-go.
A security change has been made that allows users to disable third-party keyboards within 1Password. Because granting “full access” to a third-party keyboard could theoretically allow it to transmit back everything you type to the developer (though none of actually been caught doing this yet), the 1Password developers have provided an option to keep those keyboards from functioning within the application. If you trust your third-party keyboards, you can re-enable them to work inside the app.
You can grab 1Password 5.1 for free on the App Store. An in-app purchase to unlock additional “pro” features is available for $9.99.
What’s New in Version 5.1
1Password 5.1 includes a number of enhancements and fixes based on your feedback.
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– The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are out. Were you one of the lucky millions who got one already? 1Password 5.1 has been updated to give you a beautiful experience on these new devices with 3x images and improved rich icons.
– Touch ID and the PIN Code have been significantly improved. The Auto-Lock timeout will now function across both the Master Password and Touch ID/PIN Code, removing the confusion the separate settings caused. The iOS Keychain will be used to store the Master Password when Touch ID/PIN Code is enabled, allowing Touch ID/PIN Code to be used reliably in the 1Password Extension. Configure what works best for you in Settings->Security.
– Tag you’re it. You can now add brand new tags to your items.
– Customer keyboard preference. Choose to enable or disable 3rd party custom keyboards within the Advanced Settings.
– Many fixes for the most popular issues and crashes
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I’m not seeing the updated graphics on mine on iPhone 6
3x images are a waste of storage. They will be resampled anyway, since the 6+ really needs 2.609x. The 6+ is a massive kludge.
Why you need this app, if you have iOS/Mac keychain with iCloud sync?
because keychain sucks (unreliable) and 1Password manages so many more items (like app licenses, router logins and more)
In the end we don’t neeed any of these tools but they are nice to have.
yes — 1Password has been around alot longer and is WAY more mature in the way it handles things. The ability for it to store all of my data in a single (secure) vault is worth it. Plus, if you use 1Password for work, you can create a work vault and share it with colleagues (or better yet, if you’re in HR you can share the vault and then revoke access to the vault when someone leaves). Or even in a family scenario, maybe you want your kids / spouse to have access to a certain pool of shared passwords, but not all of them.
I’m sure keychain works for some, but it simply does not have the feature set or history that 1password does. Then again, keychain is free and comes baked in to Mac and iOS. I’m sure for some people this is the best option. I, for one, am glad to have more options. I’ll never gripe about paying a premium for amazing software.
I love you guys! (Touch ID now working on my 5S)
I wonder if this iOS version 5.1 requires an update to version 4 on the Mac side to sync ($Expensive). I currently have Mac v3.8.22…
@ Steve It shouldn’t. Mine is working just fine with 3.8.22